Are adopted to test
materials properties to high velocity impact.
The railgun is connected to a bank of 60 ultra-capacitors, for a total capacitance of 4800 μF.
The capacitors are charged up to 6000 V for a theoretical overall energy of about 86000 J.
A great deal of work has been provided in order to achieve the highestdegree of ballistic test reproducibility, Mainly for what concerns the control of the railgun bias parameters and their influence on both values and statistical dispersion of the output energy.
The railgun has been numerically simulated by COMSOL
Multiphysics finite element method software analysis